Crime

Five people arrested over late Archibishop Lwanga’s home robbery

Police has arrested five people suspected to be responsible for the raid on the late Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga’s home in Mukono.

Police says that in an intelligence-led operation, the suspects were tracked down using the phone that was stolen from Dr. Lwanga’s residence at Kyabakadde Village in Kyampisi Sub-county in Mukono District in the wee hours of April 16, 2021.

The suspected confessed that they indeed raided the former Kampala Archibishop’s home expecting to rob the money that had been given to the family in form of condolence.

They have told us who among the close neighbours and relatives masterminded the robbery,” a police source told this website.

In the robbery incident earlier reported by this website, the thugs, who were numbering close to 20 robbed sh200,000, stole a mobile phone including gang-raping a woman they found inside the house.

Shortly after the raid, Brig Chris Damulira, the Director of Investigations Uganda Police tasked the Kampala intelligence team under the command of Assistant Commissioner of Police-ACP, Thomas Kasimo to hunt down the suspects. Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, confirmed the arrest of the five suspects.

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The suspects were briefly held at Crime Intelligence offices in Bukoto on Tuesday before being transferred to the Special Investigations Division –SID in Kireka.

Archbishop Lwanga passed on in his sleep on April 3, 2021, at his official residence in Rubaga. Several people sent condolence messages accompanied by huge sums of money.


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